Dr. Seuss Day aka National Read Across America Day – March 2, 2015

By Noelle Gardner, WTNH Reporter

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Across America today millions of people will share a good book for Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

New Haven students will spend the morning celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a day of reading. More than 75 community volunteers, firefighters, police officers and the mayor of New Haven will pick out a good book and read with elementary students at three schools in New Haven. Those are the 21st Century Communications Magnet School, Lincoln Bassett and Clinton Avenue.

The Read Across America event encourages children to keep reading and learning. New Haven Mayor Toni Harp says reading is fundamental to all of the self-teaching that we have to do.

Read Across America expects more than 45 million readers throughout the country both young and old to pick up a book and read.

 

Dr. Seuss Day aka National Read Across America Day

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Answers to the Labor Day Quiz

1. When was the first Labor Day celebrated in the United States?

a. 1901
b. 1882
c. 1817
d. 1945

Labor Day parade

Norwich University Reserve Office Training Corps (ROTC) cadets march in a Labor Day parade through Northfield, Vermont.

2. Where was the first Labor Day parade held?

a. Washington D.C.
b. Boston
c. New York
d. Chicago

3.  Who founded Labor Day?

a. George Washington
b. Peter J. McGuire, cofounder of the American Federation of Labor
c. Matthew Maguire, a machinist
d. no one is sure, but the Central Labor Union was the first to adopt a Labor Day proposal
e. Thomas J. Carver, founder of the National Farming Association

 

4. When was the American Federation of Labor founded?

a. 1880
b. 1886
c. 1932
d. 1776

5. What was the original federal minimum wage?Labor Day Professions

a. $.75/hr
b. $1.25/hr
c. $.25/hr
d. $2.75/hr

 

6. Which state currently has the highest minimum wage?

a. Washington
b. Nevada
c. California
d. Maryland

 7. In what year was the National Education Association founded?

a. 1942
b. 1857
c. 1889
d. 1905

Labor Day

Some folks need awareness about Labor Day.

8. Throughout its history National Education Association (NEA) has lobbied for…

a. Collective bargaining
b. Lowering the voting age to 18
c. Women’s suffrage
d. Civil Rights
e. All of the Above

 

 

Labor Day Quiz

Miss Labor Day
Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September.  It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations’ strengths of and contributions to the United States economy.  It is largely a day of rest.  Many mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.

1. When the first Labor Day celebrated in the United States?

a. 1901
b. 1882
c. 1817
d. 1945

 

2. Where was the first Labor Day parade held?

a. Washington D.C.
b. Boston
c. New York
d. Chicago

 

3. Who founded Labor Day?

a. George Washington
b. Peter J. McGuire, cofounder of the American Federation of Labor
c. Matthew Maguire, a machinist
d. No one is sure, but the Central Labor Union was the first to adopt a Labor Day proposal
e. Thomas J. Carver, founded of the National Farming Association

 

4. When was the American Federation of Labor founded?

a. 1880
b. 1886
c. 1932
d. 1776

 

Labor Day workers5. What was the original federal minimum wage?

a. $.75/hr
b. $1.25/hr
c. $.25/hr
d. $2.75/hr

 

6. Which state currently has the highest minimum wage?

a. Washington
b. Nevada
c. California
d. Maryland

 

7. In what year was the National Education Association (NEA) founded?

a. 1942
b. 1857
c. 1889
d. 1905

 

8. Throughout its history NESA (National Education Association) has lobbied for…

a. Collective bargaining
b. Lowering the voting age to 18
c. Women’s suffrage
d. Civil Rights
e. All of the Above